Leicester City Manager Claude Puel Frustrated After Squandering Chances in Draw Against Fulham

Leicester City manager ​Claude Puel has expressed his frustration after his side squandered several opportunities in their ​1-1 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.

James Maddison's second-half strike cancelled out Aboubakar Kamara's 42nd minute effort to salvage a point for Puel's men, who have gone seven matches unbeaten in all competitions.

The Frenchman believed that the overall result was a 'fair' one considering they were fortunate not to concede at times, but was disappointed that the Foxes couldn't make the most of their opportunities.

Fulham FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Puel told ​Sky Sports: "I think it's a fair result because we can win this game and we can lose also. It was just a shame in the first-half, we had good chances, good possibilities and after it was difficult in the second-half. 

"It was poor for us and after some rotation, some changes, we found good desire, good quality and we came back in the game. I think the most important thing was to score after we had chances to win the game, perhaps [not] to lose in injury-time also."

​Leicester were on top for the majority of the first-half and could have led in the third minute had Kelechi Iheanacho got the better of Sergio Rico in the ​Fulham goal when sent through one on one. Skipper Wes Morgan was also wasteful from set-pieces, but despite crediting their opponents, Puel reiterated his frustration at the spurned chances.

Fulham FC v Leicester City - Premier League

"We played against a good team with good quality and did very well in their last few games against Southampton and Chelsea and against us.

"But I am a little frustrated after the first-half because we had the chances to score and to manage out game better and after it was not possible, the second-half was poor for us."

Both Kasper Schmeichel and Rico produced heroics at opposite ends over the course of the match and Puel suggested it was exciting to watch as a spectator, although he also admitted he wasn't too pleased with the type of chances they were allowing their opposition.

"I think it was a good thing for our fans and for the opponents also to see this game, because it was a good spectacle.

"It was amazing to see these situations, these chances for them, for us...For me I was not very happy to concede some chances, of course. For the next game, we have to correct our concentration because it was not enough today."

Puel's side face ​Tottenham Hotspur next in the Premier League and the Foxes could be without several key players, including Jamie Vardy, who was absent for tonight's match. 

Source : 90min